Scotsman press coverage

16 05 2010

This is straight from The Scotsman Sat 15th May . (if you need proof, click here)


Not all writers seek out the limelight, and at the StAnza poetry festival at St Andrews in March attendees were aware of one such – a handsome bearded man in a white hat who (politely) accosted festival visitors and asked them to contribute to an improvised poetry collection he was putting together to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

The “pavement poemcatcher”, as he calls himself (Andrew to his friends, apparently), has been as good as his word, and the resulting book, Quake: Built from Nothing, has just been published. It’s a small-scale venture, with only 79 copies left for sale (£10 each, proceeds to charity).

Copies will be hard to get hold of in bookshops (there’s no ISBN number, for example), but the pavement poemcatcher promises that a goodly supply will be available at tonight’s Sherlock Meets his Violin concert at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall celebrating the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Tickets for the concert, which begins at 7:30pm and features music by Vivaldi, Elgar, Bartok and Gershwin, are £8.50. But remember to add on £10 for the poemcatcher’s work of anarchic altruism.”




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